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Open Hand Shop & Cafe

Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
+91 542 236 9751
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“cakes” (30 reviews)
“cheesecake” (16 reviews)
“french toast” (8 reviews)
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Indian, Cafe, European, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I enjoyed sitting on the outside balcony looking at the street scene below, drinking a nice cappuccino and eating a pancake for breakfast. It was a nice change from Indian breakfasts and I found a nice scarf for a friend in the shop. Nice bonus!

Thank Cathie Ganga S
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Cathie. Thank you for visiting OpenHand and for the lovely review. Glad you had a pleasant visit and we hope you can stop by again. Greetings Cor Bosman. OHC

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Indian guide who studied and lived in Europe for a while took us here and we were pleasantly surprised. It was basically the only non Indian food we ate during our month long trip through India, but the simple toast, eggs, and sausage were...More

Thank Simone650650
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very good Café where one can get nice coffee and muffins etc. Good place for western breakfast. I keep going very often there. As I run my own walking tours company 'Sachan Walking Tours' so I keep recommending my guests to especially...More

Thank Karan S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best coffee in Varanasi; probably best coffee in Uttar Pradesh and One of the best in India for sure. Just go there for sipping hot coffee. Food is also nice, fresh and hygienic. But have a cup of coffee for sure

Thank Faltu G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

good coffee, muffins are all really tasty. staff is friendly. not cheap but good value for money. big variety of delicious cakes, sandwiches and fresh salads

Thank Gvantsa P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to chill and meet interesting people. Coffee is very good and so are the mini meals served. One can shop for clothes and bags too. A very relaxed vibe very unlike the rest of the city.

Thank Nina M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The coffee is one of the best I had in India. The shop itself is easy to find and cozy inside. Although the shop offers food, the delicious coffee is enough a reason to visit! Highly recommended.

Thank Fred_Himself
OpenHandIndia, Owner at Open Hand Shop & Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Fred_Himself. Thank you for the great review of our cafe & we hope you will visit again. The store was made for travelers like you. Greetings Cor Bosman, OpenHand

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very very nice, friendly and comfortable location in a quiet ambiance and good position. Great food and natural herbal beverage. There is also a big and nice hand-made shop. I make only two marks as possible suggestions: the prices are little bit high and there...More

Thank Alessia P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely range of food and usually stable WiFi: this was a regular meeting point for us when working in Varanasi. Highly recommended.

Thank ChopSocky71
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Clean. Beutifull marchindies. You can get really cool staff while eating. From cloths to bags. All original and hand made. Not cheap!! But worth it . It's not far from also ghat

Thank Michal Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
USD 2 - USD 5
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Dumraun Bagh Colony | Assi, Varanasi 221005, India
  • Location: Asia  >  India  >  Uttar Pradesh  >  Varanasi District  >  Varanasi
  • Phone Number: +91 542 236 9751
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Stop by for espresso based coffee at one of our cafes or come over for a meal served by our pleasant staff. At our stores you will find great products for sale too which are made in-house by our manufacturing unit in Delhi. You can smell our home baked cakes from far and soon we'll be serving homemade ice cream as well. In Leh our meals consist of organic veggies, true to the spirit of Ladakh where nature still rules. Sit on our balcony in the holy city of Varanasi and sip some of India's best coffee while you watch Indian life go by. Stop by for some hot and spicy chai at our manufacturing unit in Old Delhi. We love visitors!
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